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Old 08-16-2003, 02:04 PM   #1
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ADSL semi-success


I used the tutorial at
xs4all.nl/~pschram/english.html
and I think it worked.

Using adsl-start I connected and the ip numbers that appeared in the output looked exactly like they usually do with my ISP.
I tried pinging a madeup ip and it looked like the output was it trying to find it.

I tried using Mozilla and nothing I typed into the address bar worked. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Andy@DP
 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:59 PM   #2
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Nothing worked, not even an IP address? Try 208.185.179.12 (www.apache.org) and see if you get anything. I suspect the problem is with your DNS configuration. Check /etc/resolv.conf to see if there is a "nameserver" line with the IP address of your ISP's DNS server. Also check the output of the "route -n" command to see if you have a default route (0.0.0.0) to your ISP's gateway. Just pinging a made-up IP address isn't really going to tell you anything. Ping one you know exists and will respond.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 02:39 PM   #3
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Just a question: do you in fact see the

... Connected!

after you type "adsl-start"?



-zsejk

P.S.: I know, I know... it's basically a silly question
 
Old 08-18-2003, 05:11 PM   #4
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I'm trying out a new method and will have tested by tomorrow, will let you know if it has worked.

Yes BTW I have both the DNS nameservers in the correct file, didn't the first time.

Also I didn't see connected!, I assumed no message was good news!
 
Old 08-19-2003, 12:00 AM   #5
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No, no message is bad news.



I assume you did "adsl-setup" before you did "adsl-start"? I'm just asking because I forgot to do this like the first three times I tried to get things to work...



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Old 08-19-2003, 03:23 AM   #6
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I used pschrams method on the link in the first message. It doesn't mention adsl-setup. Did I have to type that.

Once I figure this out I'm gonna run naked through the streets of Aberdeen!
 
Old 08-19-2003, 10:40 AM   #7
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You didn't say if you can ping an IP address. Try 139.133.7.20, which is the University of Aberdeen (I figured I'd give you a local address). That will tell us if the link is working or not, or if this is a DNS problem. It's not clear from your original message if you could ping, or if the problem was just accessing hosts by name from your browser.

BTW: can you really do that in Aberdeen without getting arrested? I'm moving! :-)
 
Old 08-19-2003, 01:14 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help you guys, I've solved the problem now. I used both IP's you guys gave, thanks for those!
MacKtheHacK, Uni of Aberdeen. Bad move, I go to the other uni, the better more world renowned one, Robert Gordons. I'll let you off but if you move to Aberdeen I'll kick ur naked butt, LOL
 
Old 08-19-2003, 02:55 PM   #9
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Sorry Andy, I just did a quick host search and used the first one I found, even though I'd never heard of them before. I have heard the name of Robert Gordon before though.

So what was it you fixed?
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:32 AM   #10
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I used the sourceforge script speedtouchconf with a minor alteration. The script kept exiting with a QUITTING FOR DEMO message so I commented out these lines and it worked!

I also used the beta version of the Speedtouch drivers from sourceforge as well.

I must admit that I had help from another forum member who I emailed about his success with installing the drivers and we worked out together what the problems were.

Hope that helps, if anyone needs a more detailed guide with correct files/changes email me and I'll be happy to help!
 
  


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